[personal profile] forsyth
MAN, I wish English had a gender-neutral personal pronoun that wasn't kludged together or some awkward invented thing that draws attention to itself. "Their" works in many situations, but not when you're trying to refer to a named individual of indeterminate gender. I could just use their name everywhere, but that draws attention to itself also, and practically screams "LOOK, THE AUTHOR'S AVOIDING SPECIFYING GENDER FOR THIS CHARACTER."

Meh.

Date: 2006-11-15 11:09 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Use the omniscient eye and sexism to your advantage. IF they're not obviously female, make them male in pronoun until changed later.

On that note

Date: 2006-11-16 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] peterchayward.livejournal.com
I once tried to write a scene where a man was talking to his gener-neutral superior. There's "Sir" and there's "ma'am", but there's no gender neutral term.

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